Mumbai: Heavy vehicles banned on city roads during peak hours


Mumbai Traffic Police has banned the movement of heavy vehicles on city roads during peak hours, i.e. 7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 10 pm. This step has been taken to tackle rising traffic problem in the city.

In order to avoid inconvenience due to this order, vehicles carrying essential commodities and providing essential services have been exempted from the order. These include vehicles carrying vegetables and milk, ambulance, police department, fire department, government, semi-government vehicles and all buses transporting passengers.

The official order released by the Traffic Police Department mentions heavy vehicles to be a major cause of the traffic snarls being faced by Mumbaikars every day. Other causes of traffic jams mentioned in the order include ongoing repairs / other works on the road, ongoing metro / monorail projects and electricity / telephone line works in the city.

Source: Business Standard

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